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    Substance abuse is a multifaceted disease with diverse risk factors. For example, we know that the children of addicts are more likely to struggle with substance abuse as they get older. Both genetics and our environment shape our risk for dependency, as well as how we approach and respond to addiction. In particular, childhood trauma plays […]

    The post How Childhood Trauma Increases the Risk of Addiction appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    Substance abuse is a national epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, addiction is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, claiming more lives than car accidents each year. Opioid abuse is driving the epidemic, with heroin deaths reaching an all-time high in 2015. Across the nation, states are […]

    The post Maryland Declares State of Emergency Over Continuing Opioid Health Crisis appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), more commonly referred to as “sociopathy” in popular culture, is a mental disorder characterized by a profound lack of empathy for others, especially with regard to respecting (or not respecting) their personal rights. According to data collected in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (2007), ASPD was prevalent among only 1 percent […]

    The post A Closer Look at Antisocial Personality Disorder and Addiction appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    Mindfulness refers to a state of consciousness characterized by acute awareness of the present moment. The state of mindfulness can help individuals become more aware of their emotions, thoughts and health. Mindfulness originated in Buddhist tradition, but the principles of mindfulness and meditation have been incorporated into modern psychiatric treatment since the 1970s. The state […]

    The post How Does Mindful Meditation Therapy Help to Improve Recovery from Addiction? appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    In Maryland and across the United States, health professionals and police are dealing with an uptick in the number of overdose cases due to carfentanil, a synthetic opioid some dealers are lacing into the heroin they sell to addicts. Already linked with several fatalities in Maryland counties, police expect more carfentanil deaths to be forthcoming. […]

    The post Maryland Deaths Attributed to Dangerous Elephant Tranquilizer Carfentanil appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    We celebrate the 4th of July as a time to remember when we gained our independence as a nation. For many, it is also a time to remember when they gained independence from addiction. Either way, celebrating this holiday can be difficult for those in recovery because there are temptations and triggers everywhere. Maryland Recovery […]

    The post Maryland’s Best 4th of July Celebrations appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    The opioid epidemic has hit Anne Arundel County particularly hard, affecting every demographic. Drug overdoses are now responsible for far more deaths in Maryland than homicides and auto accidents. While officials are working to combat the epidemic, coordinating resources has proved difficult. Often the task is beyond the capabilities of local government. Facing Addiction, a national […]

    The post ‘Facing Addiction’ Hopes To Make A Positive Change in Anne Arundel County Addiction Problems appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    Did you know that roughly 18 percent of Americans suffer from some type of anxiety disorder? Some of the most common versions of this illness include acute stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder and stress or anxiety related phobias. It is estimated that only a third of individuals struggling with anxiety actually seek medical […]

    The post Something to Worry About: The Link Between Anxiety and Substance Abuse appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    Holistic medicine (also known as complementary or integrative medicine) is more popular in the United States than ever before. Often, these techniques are used to improve focus, manage anxiety and restore spiritual wellness. But what about when it comes to substance abuse? Many recovery programs across the country advertise holistic treatment for drug and alcohol […]

    The post The Scientific Support for Treating Addiction with Holistic Remedies appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    As the friend or family member of a person struggling with addiction, you are constantly put in tough positions. You want to see your loved one get help, but it’s easy to hesitate or put off the process of entering rehabilitation. Unfortunately, the risk of committing drug crimes is a constant threat when someone is […]

    The post Drug Crimes and Consequences: More Reasons to Get Your Loved One into Rehab appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    Natural methods for escaping drug addiction exist, and essentially act as an alternative to traditional rehabilitation. For those with an ample desire to beat addiction and the right tools, self-guided recovery is possible. However, attempting to stop using drugs without any form of professional help can be extremely difficult. Do not attempt addiction recovery on […]

    The post How Do I Stop Using Drugs Naturally? appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    Over the last two decades, the United States has experienced a widespread drug epidemic spanning all regions and all walks of life. Every state has unique considerations when it comes to drug abuse, and Pennsylvania displays several worrisome trends. Maryland Recovery provides substance abuse recovery services and counseling to patients from all over the United […]

    The post The State of Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Treatment in Pennsylvania in 2017 appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    Many families in Massachusetts have felt the disastrous effects of the ongoing opioid crisis facing the nation. While every state has unique drug abuse issues, the problems facing Massachusetts seem to be getting worse, not better. Widespread drug dealing, easy access to heroin and a rash of fentanyl-laced heroin seizures have perpetuated the drug overdose […]

    The post Heroin and Fentanyl Are Everywhere in Massachusetts in 2017 appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    Substance abuse is a widespread issue affecting all demographics in the United States, and some of the most serious cases aren’t receiving appropriate treatment. “Dual diagnosis” refers to a substance abuse problem existing in tandem with a mental health disorder. More than half of all substance abuse cases involve dual diagnosis patients. Dual diagnosis addiction […]

    The post Lack of Dual Diagnosis Care and Addiction Treatment Is Worsening the U.S. Opioid Crisis appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    Most people who suffer through traumatic events do not recognize the real effects that those experiences will have later in life. In many substance abuse cases, patients uncover those effects through counseling and begin to understand the role that their past trauma plays in their current situations. Effective treatment for substance abuse often hinges on […]

    The post Treatment for Trauma, Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Addiction appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    Substance abuse is at critical levels across the country, and many people of all age groups, income brackets, backgrounds and demographics have felt the effects of substance abuse at some point. The millennial generation has grown up acutely aware of the potential harm drug abuse can cause, but they also face some of the highest […]

    The post How Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) Can Be the Best Option for Millennials appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    Recovery from Opiate Addiction: Detox Is the First Step There are almost 2 million Americans struggling with opioid addictions. You are not just one in a sea of faces, however; you are an individual with unique needs and addiction treatment requirements. It is possible to break the cycle of opioid addiction. It starts with medically […]

    The post Opiate Detox Is the First Step in Building a New Life in Addiction Recovery appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    Addiction affects every individual differently, and these differences may be medical or social in nature. Personalized, intentional treatment is needed to help patients break their addictions and live normal lives. This type of major recovery from addiction isn’t possible overnight. Comprehensive addiction treatment is needed to ensure a loved one stays sober for good. The […]

    The post How Recovery Homes Coupled with Outpatient Care Give Greater Success and Relapse Prevention appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    How Long Do Alcohol Anxiety Symptoms Last? Unique Timelines in Prolonged, Protracted Withdrawal “Liquid courage” is an old phrase based on the idea that alcohol has the power to increase someone’s confidence, or at least help them forget their nerves. This idea is still popular today. The difference is that now we know just how […]

    The post How Long Do Alcohol Anxiety Symptoms Last? Unique Timelines in Prolonged, Protracted Withdrawal appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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    Opioid addiction is a sweeping epidemic that affects more than 2 million Americans each year. The problem has gotten so dire that the United States government has declared the prevalence of opioid addiction to be a national public health emergency. With opioid addiction squarely in the national spotlight, more people are talking about substance use […]

    The post The Best Addiction Treatment Should Include a Long-Term Continuum of Addiction Care appeared first on Maryland Recovery.


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